Through the success of his label The Prisoner, Dave Phinney, winemaker/owner of Orin Swift Cellars has gained access to
some of the best Zinfandel vineyards in Northern California. Dave decided he wanted to make a high-quality Zinfandel
that was not defined by constraints of a single appellation.
Saldo pulls the best lots of grapes from California's most renowned Zinfandel regions, including historic
vineyards in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Amador, Mendocino, and Contra Costa counties. The word "saldo"
has many different meanings in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. In Spanish, it mainly refers to "balance on hand,"
and sometimes it can mean "from here and there." Each vintage of Saldo represents the best of the best lots made by Dave
from vineyards all across Northern California.